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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
6 In The Morning (feat. Nate Dogg)
Flex
Robots + Humans Music/Columbia
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"Now Flex is Flex basically. A 17 year old from just outside Blackpool who recently uploaded this tune, '6 In The Morning', using Nate Dogg's 'Gangsta Walk' and it has absolutely exploded on both SoundCloud and TikTok. I previewed it for you on last week's show and am happy to say that it is now signed and out there for you to enjoy, courtesy of Robots + Humans and Columbia Records." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.58 here.
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Label: Milo Saville and Karim Kimuyu, Robots + Humans/Columbia Records
Radio: Ellie Kemp, Columbia 
Club: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up
TVSamantha Sewell, Sony 
OnlineBee Thomas, Columbia 
Live: Connord Mgmt
21 May 2024
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